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Date Posted: 16:17:16 02/06/08 Wed
Author: Don
Author Host/IP: 204.128.29.8
Subject: Re: Mealworms vs Earthworms
In reply to: Joy 's message, "Mealworms vs Earthworms" on 22:48:56 02/05/08 Tue

Hi Joy,

Mealworms are actually beetle larvae for the beetle tenebrio molitor (I think). They crawl around sort of like a caterpillar, and shed their skin as they grow, then pupate, and become beetles.

I don't know how they compare to earthworms nutritionally, but earthworms would probably be just as easy to raise in a small earthworm culture. I have always wanted to try it. Red wigglers would probably be a good size worm for button quail.

I didn't know were in New Zealand! Are you a member of ButtonQuailUSA? We have another member from NZ and a number of Australians that are getting a little BQ network going.

Cheers,

Don
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/ButtonQuailUSA/

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